Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
In January Hcareers, the leading job board for hotel, restaurant, food service and travel, launched an iPad and iPhone job search application that allows hospitality job seekers to search job postings and apply for jobs directly from their iPhones and/or iPads.
“Our website data shows a trend in mobile job searches, making it the perfect time to introduce this app,” said Bryan Sauder, Hcareers Product Director. “We are working to make the job search easier for our job seekers and to give our employers more distribution channels as well as increased engagement.”
The trend for job search apps is expected to continue with more and more job seekers using their smartphones or tablets for their career search. According to Beyond.com’s Mobile Job App Data and Poll Survey some 77 percent of job seekers use mobile job search apps.
Hcareers launched the iPad and iPhone job seeker application after finding that six percent of the total monthly page views on Hcaeers.com comes from Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. An Android app is slated to roll out later in 2012.
In the first week of availability the iPhone app was downloaded more than 2,700 times. Employers saw spikes in applies with nearly 400 direct applies from the iPhone job search app. Total page views (isolated to the iPhone app) in the first week reached almost five percent of the total site’s monthly page views.
Job Search Features:
- Job seekers can use the app to search all jobs on Hcareers.
- Search functionality includes postal code, industry, position category and location.
- Searches can be saved on the application.
- Job Seekers can create alerts for specific job types.
- Job seekers can view their job applies.
- Job Seekers can review their resumes posted to Hcareers (resumes can only be uploaded via the website at this time).
- Email/SMS job postings to self or others.
- Receive notifications when new job posting match saved criteria.
Download the iPhone app online at the iTunes store.
About Hcareers (hcareers.com)
Hcareers, an onTargetjobs, Inc. company, is the leading job board for hotel, restaurant, food service, travel and other hospitality industries. In addition to thousands of searchable jobs, Hcareers offers resources to job seekers such as employment tips, industry articles and salary guides.